Tag: London 2012 Olympics

"Flames of fame for Olympic cauldron designer" - The Independent

Dezeen Wire:
London 2012 Olympic cauldron designer Thomas Heatherwick has revealed that he has been inundated with messages of support from people "moved by his spectacular creation". Speaking to the Independent, Heatherwick also says he ignored advice to avoid having moving parts in the cauldron, which features around 1,000 moving components. " "It's probably more complex than a Swiss watch," Heatherwick says - read the article in the Independent.

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Controversy over London 2012
Olympic Cauldron

Controversy over London 2012 Olympic Cauldron

Dezeen Wire: after a spectacular unveiling on Friday, the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick is proving controversial. Detractors complain that it's hidden out of sight for most visitors to the Olympic Park, only on show for those with tickets to events inside the main stadium, and last night the Cauldron had to be extinguished while it was moved aside to make way for sporting events.

Read more about the Cauldron's design in our earlier story here and see all our stories about the London 2012 Olympics here.

NLA chair launches T-shirt protest
against Olympic marketing rules

Peter Murray Olympic t-shirt protest

Dezeen Wire: angered that architects, engineers and suppliers have been unable to promote their Olympics-related work because of a marketing agreement with London 2012 organisers, New London Architecture chair Peter Murray aims to provoke debate on the subject at today's Creative Industries Summit in London by wearing a T-shirt listing all the architects and engineers involved in London 2012. More »